USF was favored by eight points Thursday night over Rutgers. They expected to beat the Scarlet Knights.
And shortly before the game came this tweet, with the info coming from the USF ticket office.
FSU USF single game tickets will be available at 9 AM 9/14 on TicketMaster using the password "GREENGOLD" @tomahawknation— jmnpb (@jmnpb) September 13, 2012
Seems like USF was planning to release the tickets after USF beat Rutgers (as was expected).
But the 4-0 start didn't happen. Instead, USF imploded and lost its ninth conference game in the last 10 tries. Think USF fans will be motivated to buy tickets for this one now? Me neither.
But FSU fans will be all too happy to scoop them up and turn Raymond James Stadium into an FSU home game.
Again, no guarantees, but if you try this, please do let us know if it works for you.
UPDATE: It appears as though USF pulled back on the Ticketmaster release. Unconfirmed reports indicate that USF will announce a new sale date via email to season ticket holders. The move seems consistent with the thought that demand from USF fans the morning after losing to Rutgers would not be as strong anticipated.
From an email to USF Season Ticket Holders, thanks to User GoNoles47 for the tip, the bold emphasis is supplied:
USF Athletics thanks you for renewing your football season tickets. We will always strive to put our season ticket holders first. As a result, that has created a change in the process of purchasing tickets to the Florida State game.
Because we want to ensure your exclusive opportunity to purchase some of the very limited number of remaining tickets for the game, we have arranged for you to do so directly through your USF account, as opposed to through Ticketmaster.com. This exclusive pre-sale opportunity is reserved for you, and we were concerned that the Ticketmaster.com password process had been compromised.
Although demand for these tickets may still exceed supply, we believe this process will provide you the best opportunity to access additional tickets.
How to purchase additional Florida State Tickets:
1. Login to your USF ticket account and click on “FSU Presale” or click here to go directly to the event.
2. Click “FSU vs. USF Football”
3. Select up to 4 tickets (max 4 tickets per account) and continue through buy process.
4. Select TicketFast as your delivery method and you will be able to print your tickets out at home.
Please note: There are no refunds or exchanges on any tickets purchased.
Thank you again for your support of the Bulls.